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McLaughlin Woman Charged With Controlled Substance Violations, Child Abuse And Neglect

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Adjoni Jones, a/k/a Adjoni Archambault, age 33, was indicted on June 12, 2013 for Distribution of a Controlled Substance to a Person under the Age of 21, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and Child Abuse and Neglect. Jones appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on June 20, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; at least 4 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations, and Jones is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.

Jones was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015